Friday Features - 2/1/19

Your Weekly BGS PTO News & Happenings

Last Chance To Register for the Sweetheart Dance


Click here to register:

Our Sweetheart Dance is Friday, Feb. 8 from 6:30-8:30 PM. This event is open to BGS Students (teachers too!) only and a Sweetheart of their choice (mom or dad, grandma or grandpa, or other special person in their life). Reservations are required and cost is $5 per child (payable at the door).

We have a few remaining spots open for donations of small treats. If you can help, sign up for a slot here:

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Congrats To Our Read-a-Thon Winners!

Our Bears got to see just how "stuck" on reading we are during this past week's school wide meeting. During our school Read-a-Thon in the fall, the Bears read over 133,000 minutes and raised over $7,700! Way to go!

Because the Bears met our Reading & Fundraising Goals, Principal Binford & PTO Co-President Kelly Schmidt were duct-taped to the gym wall to show their support for the kids' achievements. Watch a quick time-lapse video of the duct-taping below.

All students who participated in the read-a-thon were awarded small prizes, including water bottles, sling sacks, spirit tags and more. Our top readers for each class helped our PTO volunteers with securing the duct tape. The whole school enjoyed seeing them "hanging around" as they participated in the afternoon's meeting. The top readers and fundraisers for each grade were entered into raffles to win some special prizes.

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Kindle Fire Tablet for Top Reader Raffle - Isaac H. (Ms. McNulty's Class)
  • Kindle Fire Tablet for Top Fundraiser Raffle - Jack F. (Mrs. Shomers' Class)
  • Principal for a Day - Janini S. (Mrs. Shomers' Class)
  • Lunch with Their Favorite Teacher - Justin S. (Ms. McNulty's Class)
  • Class with the Highest Percent of Readers - Mrs. Bohen's Class won No Homework Passes
  • Class with the Highest Percent of Fundraisers - Mrs. Rose's AM Class won Flashlight Friday
  • 3rd Highest # of Minutes Read - Mrs. Maciolek's Class won Flashlight Friday
  • 2nd Highest # of Minutes Read - Mrs. Shomers' Class won No Homework Passes
  • 1st Highest # of Minutes Read - Ms. McNulty & Mrs. McLaughlin's Class won Extra Recess

February PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 7pm

Bradley Gardens School Library

Babysitting will be available during the meeting

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Mark Your Calendar for Barnes & Noble Night

Stop by the Bridgewater Barnes & Noble Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 4 - 7 PM to support Bradley Gardens. Stay tuned for more details and a schedule of featured guest readers!

News From Around the District

B-R Schools Are Shaving the Way to Conquering Kids' Cancer

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WHERE: Eisenhower Intermediate School

WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

NEWS: The selfless students and faculty of the Bridgewater-Raritan Schools will once again have their heads shaved to raise money to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!

Ladies who wish to participate but not shave their heads are invited to cut their hair for Beautiful Lengths and Locks of Love.

Over the past 8 years students from every school in the B-R School District participated - raising over $750,000.00 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which funds the most promising research and pediatric oncologists working for cures for childhood cancer.

Register to Participate Here:

Want to Support the Cause in Other Ways? Purchase a T-Shirt Here - 100% of proceeds go to St. Baldrick's

Sponsored by the Van Holten Elementary School PTO

Dates to Remember

  • Feb. 8 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Sweetheart Dance (RSVP Required)
  • Feb. 15 - In School - Planetarium Assemblies
  • Feb. 18 - School Closed
  • Feb. 26 - 4-7 PM - Barnes & Noble Night (details coming soon)
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Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President

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